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The Handbook

With hotels preparing to reopen their doors from 17th May, now provides the perfect time to book a staycation. To help save you some spending money, we’ve rounded up 12 of the best hotel deals worth snapping up this summer. 

From The Bridgerton experience at The Lanesborough to Corinthia London’s guaranteed upgrades, here’s where to book this summer.

Corinthia London

Step up your London experience and book in for a truly luxurious stay at Westminster’s Corinthia London. Set in the beating heart of the city, just a short walk from the Thames, Corinthia London boasts breathtaking views, fine dining restaurants and stylish suites that’ll make you never want to leave. 

Right now, they are offering a tempting offer to really eek out the best of the London experience. From £605, you can expect a guaranteed upgrade, options for a late check-out, £100 hotel credit when booking a room or £200 hotel credit when booking a suite, a full English breakfast come the morning, parking and a bottle of Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Brut champagne to celebrate the end of lockdown in style.

Where: Whitehall Place, Westminster, SW1A 2BD
Website: www.corinthia.com

The Franklin

For those on the search for the perfect Chelsea staycation, it’s got to be The Franklin. Situated in a Victorian palace that’s surrounded by the popular Egerton Gardens, the hotel is currently offering a sweet suite deal you’d be a fool not to scoop up. 

The ‘Suite Temptation’ offer will see you receiving 10% off your overnight stay with a full English breakfast, welcome amenity and a three-course dinner for two at The Franklin Restaurant by Alfredo Russo (excluding drinks). The restaurant from the Michelin-starred chef alone is worth visiting for.

Where: 24 Egerton Gardens, Chelsea, SW3 2DB
Website: www.starhotelscollezione.com

11 Cadogan Gardens 

Having family visiting from further afield and want to impress them with a luxury apartment stay? Book into 11 Cadogan Gardens all new luxury apartment suites. 

The Apartments at 11 Cadogan Gardens provide you with all of the amenities you need with the discretion, comfort and security of a private residence. Modernly furnished, these are perfect for longer stays, family retreats or a little sanctuary to write that novel you’ve spent the last year planning. 

Right now they have several offers running, including 10-15% off your stay for those wanting a longer trip.

Where: 11 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea, SW3 2RJ
Website: www.11cadogangardens.com 

Hotel Café Royal

Famed for its quintessentially British afternoon tea and the lavish suites, Hotel Cafe Royal is the place to head for a little luxury. Located on Air Street, head here for everything from family friendly visits and flexi stays to spa escapes and WFH options. 

If you book directly, you’ll receive an additional £30 hotel credit – or, £60 for suite bookings to enjoy at the restaurants, bar and spa, a guaranteed upgrade and early check in and late check out options.

Where: 10 Air Street, Soho, W1B 4DY
Website: www.hotelcaferoyal.com

Four Seasons London at Ten Trinity Square

Spend more time falling back in love with the vibrancy of London with a stay at Four Seasons London at Ten Trinity Square. Right now they are offering guests a night on them! Enjoy the third night free with every two consecutive paid nights. Perfect for those visiting from out of the city or for those wanting to pimp up their WFH set-up at the luxury of the famed hotel.

Where: 10 Trinity Square, Tower, EC3N 4AJ
Website: www.fourseasons.com

Once the home of Lords and Ladies of the Royal Court...

Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites & Residences

Catch the best of the city with a royally approved stay at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences. Once the home of Lords and Ladies of the Royal Court, the five star hotel now welcomes guests to wine, dine and soak up their luxurious surroundings. 

Right now to welcome guests back to the city, they are offering guests 25% off Best Available rate inclusive of breakfast. The stay will include complimentary access to the spa too – check out what we thought of it pre-lockdown here. 

Valid until 30th April

Where: 51 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, SW1E 6AF
Website: www.taj51buckinghamgate.co.uk

The Lanesborough

Live out your Bridgerton dreams with a royal stay at Knightbridge’s finest five-star retreat, The Lanesborough. Right now they are running a package offer that’s designed with Bridgerton fans in mind. 

Don your finest royal-esque dress and spend the night in one of The Lanesborough’s Regency-style rooms or suites and enjoy breakfast in bed. Expect butler service, traditional British afternoon tea for two or a picnic in Hyde Park catered for, a historical tour of the hotel, a chauffeur driven visit to the Bridgerton House and Queen Charlotte’s Palace and a promenade around London. The Duke of Hastings would certainly approve.

Don’t miss a chance dine at Céleste either – it’s fine dining at its best.

Where: Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7TA
Website: www.oetkercollection.com

The Prince Akatoki London

If your trip of a lifetime to Japan has been cancelled for another year, experience the next best thing and book in for a stay at The Prince Akatoki London. Located on Great Cumberland Place, the hotel opened its doors back in 2019 and has since become a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, all who want to experience a slice of Japan while in London. 

Right now, they’ve got several offers to entice you in. Choose from the stay and dine, which will see you enjoying a three-course dinner for two at the hotel’s restaurant, TOKii, or stay a little longer and enjoy more for less with three nights for the price of two.

Where: 50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, Marylebone, W1H 7FD
Website: www.theprinceakatokilondon.com

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

For those who have spent lockdown lusting over a spa escape, we’ve found the deal that you’ll want to snap up. Right now, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane is offering you a five-star experience while you sit back, relax and enjoy the luscious views of Hyde Park. 

Included in the package, you’ll receive a guaranteed upgrade to the next room category, £150 credit towards spa treatments per room, per stay, 10% off spa retail items and early and late check in options. 

Where: Hamilton Place, Park Lane, Mayfair, W1J 7DR
Website: www.fourseasons.com

Further afield…

The Swan at Streatley  

Want to head away for the night with your pooch? Try The Swan at Streatley, the Reading hotel from the team at Coppa Club. Right now they are offering a pet friendly offer for those with four-legged friends. 

Prices start from £110, based on two people sharing, and includes an overnight stay alongside a full Coppa Club breakfast in bed or in the on site restaurant. Pooches will also be treated to a bed, bowl and treats too. Located next to the river, they’ll have hours of fun on their daily walkies.

Where: High Street, Streatley-on-Thames, Streatley, Reading, RG8 9HR
Website: www.theswanatstreatley.com

Great Fosters

Venture out of the city and into the rolling hills of Surrey, where Great Fosters lies set in 50 acres of gardens and parkland. Part of the Alexander Hotels group, Great Fosters has a tempting staycation offer you’ll want to partake in this summer. 

Named the Royal 72, the offer will see you enjoying three perfect nights for the price of two. Available to enjoy Sunday through to Thursday throughout 2021 in their double rooms and suites, it’s the perfect countryside getaway you’ve been dreaming of all lockdown. Head out to the heated outdoor pool or enjoy food at their Michelin-starred restaurant.

Where: Stroude Road, Egham TW20 9UR
Website: www.alexanderhotels.co.uk

The Great House, Sonning

Partial to a night at Tower Bridge’s Coppa Club? Why not experience the setting in hotel form at The Great House in Sonning. Owned by the Coppa Club team, The Great House in Sonning is the perfect riverside getaway you’ll want to retreat to this summer. 

Right now they’ve got some tempting offers including bed and breakfast, supper and stays and, our favourite, the ‘spring retreat’. Enjoy a home away from home experience with a three night stay at the hotel and enjoy a full Coppa Club breakfast too, which you can have in the restaurant or in bed.

Where: Thames Street, Sonning, Reading, RG4 6UT
Website: www.greathouseatsonning.co.uk


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